You're really clouding the issue here. Responding to something when it is thrown in your face is not being obsessed with it. The Bible is exceedingly clear on homosexuality, and it's not a matter of metaphors, but of unambiguous statements. And yes, actors and actresses have built their public images on the roles they played for a long time. Sharon Stone and Jennifer Anniston are perceived completely differently by the public directly because of what roles each is identified with. And what roles a person chooses to play do reflect something about that person. So it is not wrong to have opinions about them based on that.
And have you ever noticed, it is almost always the young women who do this sort of thing? You don't ever see pictures of Brad Pitt kissing Matt Damon on the mouth in mock passionate clutch, just because he got drunk one night, or was acting silly. That's because it would ruin his image. So why do we excuse it when it's two women?
To get back to the show, has it ever occured to you that in the entire 11 seasons of 7th Heaven, there was never a homosexual character? Nor a girl on girl kiss, even though that has become the fashionable thing in TV nowadays? And it wasn't because the show was "Squeaky clean" or avoided real life. It had a prostitute, an unwed mother, child abusers, suicides, racists, thieves, and any number of drunks. It didn't glamorize them. It didn't demonize them. Each one was shown as a person who had messed up their life, and the Camdens always tried to help them get back on track, or at least minimize the damage to others. It couldn't portray a homosexual that way, or someone would have screamed bloody murder. And it wasn't going to glamorize them either, so it never dealt with it. The show had a moral universe, and girls kissing girls was out of bounds in that universe.
For those of us who valued the show partly because it approached real life situatons from a moral center, for Mackenzie to go directly counter to that was disappointing. It does affect out perception of her, and rightfully so. If you can't see that, at least grant those of us that do the same tolerance for our opinions that you are asking for her actions.
Oh, and just to clarify, I never said that Mackenzie Rosman was a homosexual. She was, however, engaged in quasi-homosexual behaviour. And as a public figure, when what she does becomes public, it is perfectly legit to comment on it.
And yes, I get out a lot.
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